Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance
August 21, 2017 (Fall Semester)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2016.
M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Dance or a related field or Ph.D. with an emphasis in Africana Studies. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the masters or doctoral degree by August 1, 2017. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in various levels of African, Hip Hop (including but not limited to commercial Hip Hop, breaking, and regional forms of Urban/Street dance), and/or Africana diasporic dance techniques in a university or pre-professional setting; demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in various levels of modern/contemporary and/or jazz dance in a university or pre-professional setting; demonstrated evidence in practices such as concert dance, community-based art, site-specific, multi-genre, or interdisciplinary work. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
Demonstration of successful teaching at the college level in various levels of African, Hip Hop (including but not limited to commercial Hip Hop, breaking, and regional forms of Urban/Street dance), and/or Africana diasporic dance techniques. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: Composition, Dance Appreciation, Choreography for Camera, Ballet for majors and non-majors. Demonstrated ability to teach ethnographic approaches to dance studies in the global context. Demonstrated experience at developing curriculum on the college level. Demonstrated ability to directly advise and mentor the aesthetic and scholarly development of undergraduate and graduate dance majors in their creative and academic work. Successful experience working as a community-engagement liaison. Demonstrated evidence of a choreographic body of work on a regional, national, or international level. Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and develop research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses as appropriate to training and expertise in the following studio areas: African/African Diasporic Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz Dance, and/or Modern/Contemporary Dance. Contribute to the teaching of General Education courses. May be assigned to teach other Department courses appropriate to training and expertise. Assist with development of curriculum in his/her area of expertise. Choreograph for department concerts. Direct department concerts and/or events. Participate in student recruitment; mentor graduate candidates and undergraduate dance majors or minors. Produce scholarly and/or creative activity that contributes to his/her field of expertise. Participate in service to the department, college, and university committees.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
CV (including current email address)
Philosophy of Teaching (approximately one page, single-spaced)
Three examples of recent choreographic works and/or scholarship (book chapter and/or articles) Choreographic works should be in their entirety and posted on Vimeo or YouTube. NOTE: Applicants holding doctorate degrees must submit one scholarly example and two choreographic examples.
Three current letters of recommendation; three additional references (phone and e-mail)
Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
Andy Vaca, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Dance
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-7201
Review of applications to begin October 15, 2016.
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.